All posts by Lenore Edman

About Lenore Edman

Co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

The collectivity project

Dreamy Lego architecture

While in NY last month, we stumbled on The collectivity project while walking along the beautiful High Line park.

Building with Lego in NY

This exhibit by artist Olafur Eliasson invites the public “to build their vision of a future city” with three tons of white Lego bricks. It was fun to see people building bridges between tables of buildings, rebuilding architectural features, adding words and symbols.

Building with Lego in NY

Today (October 12) is the last day of the project on the High Line.

As seen in the JameCo Newsletter

We’ve been shopping at JameCo since long before we started Evil Mad Scientist, and were tickled when they started carrying our kits. This month, they featured us in their newsletter.

…all about taking creativity to the next level, bridging the gap between art and technology, supporting education, and inspiring new minds to transform themselves…

World Maker Faire 2015

Great hall wall

We had a great time at the 2015 World Maker Faire. The Great Hall has reopened after renovations.

Robogamelan

Gamelatron was set up on the patio outside the hall and formed a meditative place of respite from the high energy of the rest of the faire.

Moat Boat Paddle Battle

Moat Boat Paddle Battle was hugely popular with their newly built raceway.

Flexible interactive animated arms

There were beautiful interactive flexible robot arms.

Power racing series under the Terrace on the Park

The Terrace on the Park formed a fabulous backdrop for the Power Racing Series.

Limor and 4 Paws Wearables

We caught up with Limor from Adafruit while learning about wearables for pets from Blythe of 4 Paws Wearables.

VEC9

We were completely wowed by the VEC9 vector arcade game. Every aspect of it showed obsessive attention to detail, and the tank controller felt amazing.

cookiebot

This cookiebot was made with the Fizzbit, a USB chargeable vibrobot platform by The Crafty Robot.

Rocket go-cart

The rocket powered go cart was one of the more impressively dangerous projects. There were many more wonders to see, and you can see our full set of pictures from the event in the flickr album.

Clocks at Maker Faire NY

Clocks at Maker Faire

The first day of Maker Faire New York was great fun. We’ve found a several great clock projects so far, including this one, featuring image processing running on a Raspberry Pi.

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Our friends at NYC Resistor brought a wonderful papercraft seven segment display clock.

Tom, Massimo and Ahmed

At the end of the day, while talking with Tom and Massimo from Arduino, we ran into another maker with a clock project. Welcome to the maker community, Ahmed!

Photos from Portland Maker Faire

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We had a great time at the Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI this weekend.

R2 builders club

It was well attended by humans and robots alike.

There were some great activities including lapidary demonstrations.

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Our Three Fives kit made an appearance in a beautiful giant breadboard at the OSHPark booth.

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We got to see some of the workshop areas at OMSI.

Gravitram

It was great to see our old friend, the Gravitram. The full set of photos is on flickr.